Just a wee update on my husband. Week 1 of chemo is done. So far so good. It's been better than we both expected I think.
There's been 1 instance of nauseous and 1 tiny bit of sickness when his steriods stopped and that's been it. Undertstably he is very tired and he's getting frustrated as he can't do much, but tough he'll just have to get used to me doing most things for a bit 😂
The oncologist has been great and even phoned through the week to check up on him after he had a "funny turn" during his discharge from hospital. The place was like an oven, he was too hot and his bp had dipped low. But he's fine.
Now, here's the strange thing. Since he started chemo last Friday (22nd) he's been eating solid food's. Not 1 liquid supplement has passed his mouth. He's been craving savoury things, things we wouldn't normally eat like sausage rolls and pies with beans. He's managing chunckier soups like broth or noodles, pasta bolognaise, shteddies for breakfast etc etc etc. Now I can't see it being the chemo having kicked in this quickly, it's most probably the steroid's reducing the inflammation. Whatever it is we'll take it for now.
Oh and thanks to the person (I think it was Bruce) who said about drinking plenty water, hubby was sure he was drink enough , but I've managed to get him to increase it a little and i think it's doing him good. (Other than the multiple pee stops, but least he's getting exercise going up and down the stairs to the loo)
Thanks again to everyone on this wonderful page. You've all been super helpful. 😁😁